It’s no secret that French DJ William Sami Etienne Grigahcine who goes by the stage name of DJ Snake is inspired by India when it comes to his music making process. He not only shot his latest single, Magenta Riddim, in Telangana Hyderabad, but is a huge fan of Bollywood . Recently the French DJ and leading actress of the South, Tamannaah Bhatia indulged in a fun banter on social media and it seems like a mutual admiration club between the duo
It all started with DJ Snake confessing that he saw Baahubali 2 which Tamannaah Bhatia sent him since she couldnt meet him when he was shooting in Hyderabad. Tamannaah added that she had heard the recent single of DJ Snake, ‘Magenta Riddim’ and loved it too. But the conversation did not end there as Tamannaah went on to reveal her passion for dance. Post which DJ Snake decided to present the Magenta Riddim Challenge to his Bollywood friend which Tamannaah sportingly executed incorporating a few Indian classical dance moves.
The French DJ later shared the video with his army of 3.7M followers on Instagram and 1.3M followers in Twitter titling it as “from Paris to Bollywood”. The edited video has garnered over 300K views on the platform in a span of 12 hours.
Speaking about the video DJ Snake states, “I loved shooting in India and experiencing the Indian Culture. I have always loved it. And it was great to see the Baahubali star, Tamannaah’s take on #MagentaRiddim where she fused it with Indian Dance moves and made it feel so slick. I’m so inspired by all the layers of Indian culture it made me very happy to see that.”
Earlier DJ Snake shared an edited video of Jethalal Gada and Dayaben shaking a leg to his hit song on his Instagram page.
French DJ and producer DJ Snake shot the music video for his hit single titled ‘Magenta Riddim’ in India where he paid tribute to the influence that Indian music has had on the artiste and his work.
Directed by Gal Muggia and Vania Heymann who have also worked on Coldplay’s Grammy Award-nominated video the song ‘Up & Up’, the ‘Magenta Riddim’ video shows a squad of firefighters who can’t stop dancing. What’s interesting is the fact that most of the the talent and crew involved in making the video were local artists who’ve worked on several legendary films in the Telugu film industry.
DJ Snake is a Grammy-nominated producer and artist who debuted into the international scene with singles “Bird Machine” and ‘Turn Down for What’ in 2013. Released in 2016, DJ Snake’s debut album ‘Encore’ hit the number one spot on the Dance chart and Billboard’s Top Dance/ Electronic Albums chart.